Guildford, UK — Imagineer Systems, based here, and the creators of the Mocha Planar Tracking technology, along with Australia-based CoreMelt, a provider of advanced video plug-in effects, have released TrackX powered by Mocha. This is the latest Apple Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) plug-in to come out of the strategic partnership between Imagineer and CoreMelt.
TrackX powered by Mocha (http://www.imagineersystems.com/products/SliceX_TrackX, http://www.coremelt.com) uses the planar tracking technology (which won an Academy Award, BTW) to precisely track camera motion, objects and people for seamless visual effects and screen composites.
“TrackX powered by mocha is a tremendous leap ahead in plug-in innovation for Final Cut Pro X,” comments Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. “CoreMelt has taken Imagineer’s innovative Planar Tracking engine and added a simple-to-use plug-in interface, giving Final Cut Pro X editors a powerful, yet easy-to-use, set of tools to manage complex tracking projects with exacting precision. No need to leave the timeline or learn a complicated VFX program. The Final Cut user community will love the ability to create these advanced visual effects directly inside their favorite editor.” Suited for creating realistic screen inserts, set extensions and sky replacements, TrackX powered by mocha lets FCP X editors easily track and replace objects within a video, such as an image on a cell phone, TV screen or sign, as well as add graphics and text, including lower-thirds, to follow objects in motion.
TrackX’s customizable parameters provide FCP X editors with controls to fine-tune translation, scale, rotation and perspective motion of text and video, eliminating the need to do manual keyframing. Mocha technology stays locked on through shaky, grainy and motion-blurred video.
“We’re excited to be able to take Imagineer’s leading mocha technology and make it available in such an affordable and easy-to-use package,” says Roger Bolton, CoreMelt founder and director. “CoreMelt is all about finding ways to bring high-end, complex tools to as many people as possible. With TrackX powered by Mocha, editors can now directly accomplish many tracking tasks that would have otherwise involved jumping into complex compositing software.”
TrackX powered by Mocha features three plug-ins:
• Simple Tracker: Instant tracking perfect for quick floating lower thirds or graphics following a person or object
• Track Layer: Advanced tracking with perspective shifts, surface mapping and masking capabilities
• Track Text: Includes a text generator that can track text with perspective and masking capabilities
TrackX powered by mocha is available now for $99. Users who have purchased SliceX powered by Mocha can purchase TrackX for a special upgrade price, $49. Purchase the SliceX / TrackX powered by mocha bundle for $149.